List of It's Garry Shandling's Show episodes

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This is a list of all episodes of It's Garry Shandling's Show.

Season 1 (1986–87)[edit]

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1 1 "The Day Garry Moved In" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling September 10, 1986 (1986-09-10)
Garry Shandling moves into a condo that once belonged to Vanna White and makes a date with the woman who installs his cable.
2 2 "Grant Gets Broken" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling September 17, 1986 (1986-09-17)
Garry babysits his neighbors' son Grant.
3 3 "Garry Throws a Surprise Party" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling September 24, 1986 (1986-09-24)
Garry throws a surprise birthday party for his mother that gives her a heart attack, so he seeks solace from Father Guido Sarducci.
4 4 "Foul Ball" Alan Rafkin Jack Burns October 1, 1986 (1986-10-01)
Grant is made a social outcast when his father bungles a foul ball at a Dodgers game.
5 5 "The Graduate" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling October 8, 1986 (1986-10-08)
In an homage to The Graduate, Garry is seduced by Mrs. Robertson, but he's in love with her daughter.
6 6 "It's Garry's Problem, But It's Jo-Jo's Show" Alan Rafkin Janis Hirsch October 15, 1986 (1986-10-15)
Garry is infatuated with a friend of Nancy's, making him completely forget the show's contest winner.
7 7 "Garry Met a Girl Named Maria" Alan Rafkin Story by : Janis Hirsch and Ed Solomon
Teleplay by : Janis Hirsch
January 23, 1987 (1987-01-23)
Garry marries a Guatemalan woman named Maria to save her from deportation.
8 8 "Grant's Date" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon and Jeff Franklin January 30, 1987 (1987-01-30)
Garry chaperones Grant's date - with unexpected results.
9 9 "Pete Has an Affair" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel February 6, 1987 (1987-02-06)
Pete feels guilty over having an affair.
10 10 "Fate" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon February 13, 1987 (1987-02-13)
Garry tempts fate to prove a psychic's prediction wrong.
11 11 "The Morning After" Alan Rafkin Jeff Franklin and Alan Zweibel February 20, 1987 (1987-02-20)
Garry uses his flashback machine to find out what he did at a party the night before that's made everyone so mad.
12 12 "Sarah" Alan Rafkin Mac Brandes[A] March 6, 1987 (1987-03-06)
Garry's ex-girlfriend Sarah stops by asking for a platonic relationship.
13 13 "Laffie" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling March 13, 1987 (1987-03-13)
Garry adopts a collie and names him Laffie, but Leonard wants Garry to get rid of him.
14 14 "Dial 'L' for Laundry" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross March 20, 1987 (1987-03-20)
Garry meets a woman named Sylvia at the laundromat.
15 15 "Dinner with Garry" Alan Rafkin E.J. Purdum April 3, 1987 (1987-04-03)
Garry fixes his mother up with his internist, who never calls for a date.
16 16 "Force Boxman" Alan Rafkin Jeff Franklin and Ed Solomon April 10, 1987 (1987-04-10)
Red Buttons takes over the show while Garry is off doing the pilot for his new cop show.

Season 2 (1987–88)[edit]

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17 1 "Who's Poppa?" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling October 25, 1987 (1987-10-25)
Pete wonders if he's the father of Jackie's baby at her baby shower.
18 2 "No Baby, No Show" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling November 6, 1987 (1987-11-06)
Jackie and Pete wait a long time for the birth of their baby.
19 3 "The Fugitive" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross November 13, 1987 (1987-11-13)
A friend of Garry's is on the run from the authorities.
20 4 "The Schumakers Go to Hollywood" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon and Tom Gammill & Max Pross November 20, 1987 (1987-11-20)
Grant wins an essay contest and earns a trip to Hollywood, where he attends a live taping of It's Garry Shandling's Show.
21 5 "Nancy Gets Amnesia" Alan Rafkin Marshall Goldberg November 27, 1987 (1987-11-27)
Nancy develops amnesia and falls for Garry.
22 6 "Angelica: Part 1" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling December 4, 1987 (1987-12-04)
Garry goes on Love Connection to tell Chuck Woolery about his date with a woman named Angelica.
23 7 "Angelica: Part 2" Alan Rafkin Sam Simon and Tom Gammill & Max Pross December 11, 1987 (1987-12-11)
Garry and Angelica go on their second date to see if their love connection can last.
24 8 "It's Garry Shandling's Christmas Show" Alan Rafkin Merrill Markoe December 17, 1987 (1987-12-17)
Garry plans a Christmas special with Tom Petty, but a present from his mother has apparently been stolen.
25 9 "Killer Routine" Alan Rafkin Story by : Jim Geoghan
Teleplay by : Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling
January 8, 1988 (1988-01-08)
Garry's opening monologue causes an audience member to die of laughter.
26 10 "Mr. Sparks" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross January 15, 1988 (1988-01-15)
Garry visits Shandlingland with his friends to improve relations with his neighbor Mr. Sparks.
27 11 "The Soccer Show" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling January 22, 1988 (1988-01-22)
Garry volunteers to coach Grant's soccer team, only to deal with rude parents.
28 12 "Our Town" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling January 29, 1988 (1988-01-29)
While strolling through Sherman Oaks, Garry gets involved in a lovers' quarrel.
29 13 "Save the Planet" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel and Tom Gammill & Max Pross February 5, 1988 (1988-02-05)
Garry's ecology teacher visits and shows him a revealing photo of Ruth.
30 14 "The Grant Shuffle" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Sam Simon February 12, 1988 (1988-02-12)
Grant aspires to be a standup comic when he feels overshadowed by his baby brother, while Leonard takes in interest in the winner of the baby names contest.
31 15 "Go Go Goldblum" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Sam Simon March 4, 1988 (1988-03-04)
Garry leaves a dinner party with the Schumakers early to attend a party at Jeff Goldblum's house.
32 16 "Garry Falls Down a Hole" Alan Rafkin Richard Day March 11, 1988 (1988-03-11)
Garry sees his life flash before his eyes when he falls down a hole.
33 17 "Mr. Smith Goes to Nam" Alan Rafkin Richard Day March 18, 1988 (1988-03-18)
Leonard has nightmares about Vietnam where he met a girl who happens to run into him and Garry gets some pets. (Guest star Gilda Radner's last television appearance)

Season 3 (1988–89)[edit]

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34 1 "Goin' Places" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon and Tom Gammill & Max Pross October 21, 1988 (1988-10-21)
Nancy accidentally strands the Schumaker grandparents when she gets a job as a travel agent.
35 2 "Pete's Got a Secret" Alan Rafkin Al Jean & Mike Reiss October 28, 1988 (1988-10-28)
Pete reveals a secret he's kept for so long - and ends up insulting the audience.
36 3 "What's Happening to Me?" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling November 4, 1988 (1988-11-04)
When Tom Bradley visits the show, Garry tries to include singing and dancing to impress him.
37 4 "Live Election Show" Alan Rafkin Alan Zweibel and Tom Gammill & Max Pross November 11, 1988 (1988-11-11)
The election affects the residents of Sherman Oaks as Garry gives returns during the show.
38 5 "The Natural" Alan Rafkin Al Jean & Mike Reiss December 2, 1988 (1988-12-02)
Garry joins a ping-pong tournament, despite an incident that ruined his table tennis days 18 years ago.
39 6 "Home Sweet Home" Alan Rafkin Ted Bergman December 30, 1988 (1988-12-30)
The condo association gives Garry a 48-hour eviction notice when they decide his show is a violation of condo rules.
40 7 "Vegas: Part 1" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon January 6, 1989 (1989-01-06)
The gang goes to Las Vegas for Leonard's wedding.
41 8 "Vegas: Part 2" Alan Rafkin Al Jean & Mike Reiss January 13, 1989 (1989-01-13)
Leonard and his fiancee both realize there's something to discuss before they get married.
42 9 "Save Mr. Peck's: Part 1" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Elaine Aronson & Alan Zweibel February 3, 1989 (1989-02-03)
When Mr. Peck's, the place where Garry got started, could go out of business, Carl Reiner helps Garry find a way to save it.
43/44 10/11 "Save Mr. Peck's: Parts 2 & 3" Alan Rafkin Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Elaine Aronson & Alan Zweibel February 10, 1989 (1989-02-10)
Garry holds a benefit to save Mr. Peck's and enlists Father Guido Sarducci to get Red Buttons, who's a feud with Mr. Peck for many years.
45 12 "Ruth's Place" Alan Rafkin Ziggy Steinberg February 17, 1989 (1989-02-17)
Ruth opens a pet shop, then has a fight with Garry that puts him in the hospital.
46 13 "Garry Acts Like a Moron" Alan Rafkin Al Jean & Mike Reiss February 24, 1989 (1989-02-24)
When Garry fails his written driving test, his brain talks him into getting more stimulation to improve his thinking skills.
47 14 "Kramer vs. Grant" Alan Rafkin Ed Solomon and Tom Gammill & Max Pross March 3, 1989 (1989-03-03)
Grant is accused of beating up the school bully, but an audience member tells the principal what really happened.
48 15 "Grant Goes to the Dogs" Alan Rafkin Elaine Aronson March 10, 1989 (1989-03-10)
Grant faces a lot of problems when Ruth hires him to work at the pet shop.
49 16 "Big Brother" Don Mischer Alan Zweibel and Tom Gammill & Max Pross March 17, 1989 (1989-03-17)
Garry volunteers for the Big Brother program when he feels jealous of the Schumakers' pregnancy.
50 17 "Going, Going, Gone" Alan Rafkin Larry Levin March 31, 1989 (1989-03-31)
Garry cancels a date with Sheena Easton to prove his commitment to the Big Brothers.
51 18 "Garry Goes Golfing" Don Mischer Al Jean & Mike Reiss April 7, 1989 (1989-04-07)
Martin Mull invites Garry to a golf tournament in Boysville.
52 19 "Mum's the Word" Don Mischer Tom Gammill & Max Pross April 14, 1989 (1989-04-14)
Garry gets in on a big secret.
53 20 "Worry Wart" Thomas Schlamme Story by : Tom Gammill & Max Pross and Al Jean & Mike Reiss
Teleplay by : Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling and Elaine Aronson & Larry Levin
April 21, 1989 (1989-04-21)
Garry finds a wart on his neck.

Season 4 (1989–1990)[edit]

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54 1 "The First Show of the Fourth Season" Thomas Schlamme Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling November 10, 1989 (1989-11-10)
Garry invites his boss over for dinner to meet Phoebe - with disastrous results.
55 2 "Take My Girlfriend, for Example" David Steinberg Al Jean & Mike Reiss November 17, 1989 (1989-11-17)
Garry offends Phoebe with jokes about her on Cristina Ferrare's talk show.
56 3 "Nathan's Sheer Madness" Art Wolff Elaine Aronson November 24, 1989 (1989-11-24)
Grant's friend Ross tries to hack his parents after watching a show called Shear Madness, whose star is angry with Phoebe's protests.
57 4 "SuperGrant" David Steinberg Al Jean & Mike Reiss and Alan Zweibel December 1, 1989 (1989-12-01)
Phoebe suspects that Grant is using steroids to do better at football, so Garry investigates.
58 5 "Dinner at Eddie King's House" Roy London Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling December 8, 1989 (1989-12-08)
Garry and friends dine at the home of 1950s comic Eddie King, whose stories of his past give his guests visions of their future.
59 6 "The Proposal" Thomas Schlamme Larry Levin January 12, 1990 (1990-01-12)
Garry proposes to Phoebe, then goes to Colorado to meet her father and half-brother.
60 7 "Firehose" Madeline Cripe Al Jean & Mike Reiss January 19, 1990 (1990-01-19)
Garry tries to convince a sponsor he did not do an X-rated film.
61 8 "The Day Howard Moved In" Art Wolff Monica Johnson and Garry Shandling January 26, 1990 (1990-01-26)
To inspire the audience about the innate goodness in people, Garry tells them about the day Howard Sprague moved from Mayberry, North Carolina.
62 9 "The Wedding Show" Thomas Schlamme Alan Zweibel and Larry Levin February 9, 1990 (1990-02-09)
At the request of the network president, Garry and Phoebe liven up their wedding with musical numbers.
63 10 "The Honeymoon Show" Art Wolff Monica Johnson and Alan Zweibel February 16, 1990 (1990-02-16)
A series of peculiar deaths lead the Shandlings to believe their wedding is cursed.
64 11 "Shandling vs. Mull" Thomas Schlamme Al Jean & Mike Reiss March 9, 1990 (1990-03-09)
Martin Mull complains to Phoebe about her bill.
65 12 "Leonard Gets Metaphysical" Art Wolff John Bowman March 23, 1990 (1990-03-23)
Garry goes on tour with Guns and Roses, leaving Grant in charge of the show.
66 13 "Chester Gets a Show" Paul Miller Elaine Aronson March 30, 1990 (1990-03-30)
Garry gets jealous when Phoebe's brother Chester gets his own show.
67 14 "My Mother, the Wife" Art Wolff Al Jean & Mike Reiss April 6, 1990 (1990-04-06)
On his anniversary, Garry keeps seeing his mother every time he tries to make love to Phoebe.
68 15 "Family Man" Alan Zweibel Larry Levin April 13, 1990 (1990-04-13)
To find out if Phoebe's pregnant, Garry uses a time machine to fast forward to the future.
69 16 "Mad at Brad" Paul Miller Steve Pepoon May 4, 1990 (1990-05-04)
Garry's manager gets a new client, making Garry feel neglected.
70 17 "The Last Show" Roy London Alan Zweibel & Garry Shandling May 11, 1990 (1990-05-11)
Mr. Death moves into the condo complex causing Garry to die.
71 18 "The Talent Show" Renny Temple John Bowman and Larry Levin May 18, 1990 (1990-05-18)
The cast does a parody of Phantom of the Opera.
72 19 "Driving Miss Garry" Stan Lathan Al Jean & Mike Reiss May 25, 1990 (1990-05-25)
Dan Aykroyd and Paul Winfield stop by to help Garry end the series.

Note[edit]

^ A. 'Mac Brandes' is a pseudonym for Larry David.

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